For Writers

“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~Thomas Edison

Successful writers need the three Rs:

Reading – wRiting – otheR writers


My closest libraries are

DC Public Library and Arlington Public Library.

What are your favorite libraries?


Literary Elements and Devices

A working list of key literary terms to think about as you write.

The Writer’s Center

A cultivator of DC-area writers in the creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work.

Join the writing group I lead there, “Let’s Write Arlington!”

otheR writers

Guidelines for Giving and Getting Constructive Feedback

My tips for getting the most out of your writing workshops.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

The international professional organization for authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)

A non-profit organization serving the legal needs of the Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland arts and cultural communities.

Sub It Club

An online support group for the painful submission process.

#5amwritersclub A Twitter hashtag for dedicated, supportive, and early-rising writers.